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The World According to Garp

By DAVID WEINER

February 18, 2014

The classic 1982 movie starring Robin Williams in his first, serious big-screen role is now available on DVD (manufactured On Demand from The Warner Archive Collection at (www.WarnerArchive.com or www.wbshop.com). Based on the John Irving novel, Williams plays T.S. Garp, novelist son of strident feminist Jenny Fields (Glenn Close), who must wrestle his way through a life full of gender politics, parenthood, adultery, tragedy and recovery as he searches for his place. John Lithgow's performance as Roberta Muldoon, a transgender NFL Pro, cemented his place as one of the character greats, and the film garnered Supporting Actress/Actor Oscar noms for Close and Lithgow.

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